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Meeting Announcement and Call for Workshop Abstracts 4th Polar Prediction Workshop

Organizers, including The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), and the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP), announce the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop. This workshop will convene 27-30 March 2017 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The meeting, hosted by the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction, based at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, will build on a series of international workshops held in Boulder, Colorado (2014), Reading, United Kingdom (2015), and Palisades, New York (2016).

The focus of this workshop will be environmental prediction in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales. Sea ice prediction will also be a main focus, with a desired outcome being the compilation of recommendations for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook season. In planning for the Year of Polar Prediction, officially launching in May 2017, this workshop aims to stimulate discussion about other relevant predictands of the polar weather and climate system.

A call for abstracts will be open 4-30 January 2017.

Abstract submission deadline: 30 January 2017.

For more information about the workshop and abstract submission procedures, go to:

For questions, contact the International Coordination Office (